General

TRAVEL MADAGASCAR

 

DAY 1: ANTANANARIVO – MORONDAVA – BEKOPAKA

Allée des Baobabs Morondava

210 km – 8 hr drive

Depending on the flight schedule, proceed to your transfer to the airport and flight to Morondava. Leave for Bekopaka, entrance door of the massif of Bemaraha. Cross the famous avenue of baobab trees, canopy-crowned green giants. The deeper you get inside the area, the more you will discover the particular ecosystem of the Western part of Madagascar with its scattered dry forests. You will then cross the rivers aboard a small wooden local boat: a complete change of scenery! As you arrive at the entrance of the massif in the late afternoon, you will enjoy a well-deserved rest! Have your own lunch on the way.

The local boat trips require patience since they are the only way to cross these rivers. They are therefore subject to the influx of road traffic.

Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 2: BEKOPAKA “THE SMALL TSINGY”

Tsingy de Bemaraha

Transfer to the entrance of the park next to the office of Madagascar National Parks. Begin the discovery by canoe down the Manambolo gorge with its caves. Then, visit the small Tsingy which will give you a glimpse of the great Tsingy. It is a massive karst structure shaped like accented limestone peaks. It has been forged by nature for centuries and is a shelter for many species of animals including lemurs and several species of rare plants. After the visit, you will return to your hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 3: BEKOPAKA “THE GREAT TSINGY”

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Have an early breakfast and then drive to the Tsingy. Enjoy the splendid hike to Andamozavaky, 17 km from the park entrance: mazes, joints networks and canyons with impressive dimensions that take you step by step to the top. You will pass through tunnels where it is sometimes necessary to get on all fours. You will have to go through the suspension bridge and its lookouts that have magnificent views across the park. Return to the camp late in the afternoon.

Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.

The trip is quite technical, combining many aspects of a mini-climbing: caves, Monkey Bridge, harnesses…

  • Distance: 6 km
  • Duration: 5 to 6h.
  • Interest: Tsingy forest, lemurs, wildlife, views from the lookouts, suspension bridge …
  • Difficulty: Moderate to difficult
  • What to bring: headlamp, good walking shoes, mineral water (1.5 L per person minimum)

DAY 4: BEKOPAKA – MORONDAVA

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210 km – 8 hr drive

You will leave early in the morning for a long trip to reach Morondava. Cross the bushland that is typical to the West. You will then cross Belo Tsiribihina before going your way to Morondava. Go through a

long avenue of baobabs that line on each side of the road. Also, you will have a fascinating discovery of the Sakalava tombs as you get closer to Morondava, the capital of Sakalava Menabe. Stop on the famous Avenue of Baobabs in the late afternoon to watch the sunset.

Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 5: MORONDAVA – ANTANANARIVO

Morondava

Transfer to the airport for the flight Morondava – Antananarivo. You will be met at your arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 6: ANTANANARIVO

Antananarivo, Madagascar

Transfer to the airport for the international return flight. Night on board. Arrival the following day.

NOTES:

  • The trip will be done with a 4WD vehicle. It is the best means of transportation to travel through Madagascar.
  • You will be accompanied by a driver/guide
  • Starting from 05pax, a tour guide will be included from day 1 to day 6
  • This trip can be done from June to October

Available departures

Please contact us.
Unfortunately, no places are available on this tour at the moment

Highlights

  • Walking on the rooftop of the Tsingy and enjoy a splendid view in each lookout
  • Meeting with the Sifaka before reaching the first wall of the Tsingy
  • Photographing the sun setting on the "Baobab Avenue" on the way back to Morondava

Overview

 

The Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park is classified among UNESCO World Heritage. We agree that the access is not easy but it’s worth it! From the capital city, take a local flight to Morondava then, a full day by 4WD on a rough track to reach the Bemaraha National Park. 3 nights and 2 whole days are compulsory to explore the depths of the Tsingy and its biodiversity. Just amazing and incredible moments!